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ERIC Number: EJ996525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-8639
From Colorado to Guam: Infant Diagnostic Audiological Evaluations by Telepractice
Hayes, Deborah; Eclavea, Elaine; Dreith, Susan; Habte, Bereket
Volta Review, v112 n3 p243-253 Win 2012
This manuscript describes a pilot project in which infants in Guam who refer on newborn hearing screening receive diagnostic audiological evaluation conducted by audiologists in Colorado over the Internet (telepractice). The evaluation is completed in real time using commercially-available software and personal computers to control the diagnostic audiological equipment remotely, and videoconferencing with support personnel and the family. Test results for 9 infants, all of whom received complete diagnostic assessment by auditory-evoked potentials and otoacoustic emissions, are described. Further elaboration is provided on steps to establishing the project and how regulatory, privacy and confidentiality, and professional practice issues in telepractice are addressed.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3417 Volta Place NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-337-5220; Fax: 202-337-8314; e-mail: periodicals@agbell.org; Web site: http://www.agbell.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Guam